Ting Review: How to Save $804 Per Year on Your Cell Phone Bill

Earlier this year, Bryn and I switched cell phone providers from Verizon to Ting.

Our bill last month was $59 for 2 iPhones, less than half what we were paying at Verizon.

Over the course of the year, we’ll save $804 or more.

(Our average Verizon bill in 2013 was $126.26.)

So what’s Ting?

It’s OK, I’d never heard of them either.

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